Brev. Brig. Gen'l
- Feb 14, 2012
- Central Pennsylvania
With " snow pellets " coating our deck and Christmas around the corner decided an edit of this thread would remind us again how much we share with our ancestors, " snow pellets " notwithstanding. I could title the thread " In Memory Of Sleet ", our National Weather Service informing us all these years we've been misinformed. No longer ' sleet ' but ' snow pellets '. folks.
What this will do down at USPS seems more chilling than the prospect of another few inches of snow and snow pellets today. " Through Rain and Snow Pellets and .....The Mail Must Go On. "
It seems to me despite how much more difficult it was 150 years ago to battle the elements our ancestors went far beyond what we seem willing today. Certainly, photographic evidence may not be representative because only those who could afford ' extras ' indulged. Regardless, sheer feminine style coupled with immense practicality given what we know were living conditions beats, hand's down, anything I've seen women wearing during snow pellet season 150 years later.